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Letter to Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Sudan: Facts & figures for 2019 Nigeria: Facts and figures for 2019 Australia: Enact New Law to Sanction Rights Abusers Sri Lanka: Families of ‘Disappeared’ Threatened Australia: Enact New Law to Sanction Rights Abusers Joint Statement by the Office of OSESGY and ICRC on the outcomes on the third meeting of the Prisoners Exchange Qatar: Wage Protection System Falls Short Russia: Raids on Rights Defenders in Dagestan Groups Urge New York Legislature to Reject Changes to Important Bail Reform Laws A New Idea for the Old Problem of Corruption Guantanamo’s Ugly Taint on US Diplomacy Bangladesh: New Arrests Stifle Free Speech Database of businesses linked to Israeli settlements ‘important initial step’ towards accountability: rights expert Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguay Another journalist attacked in Beirut AmadNews director facing possible death penalty in Tehran trial Ocean Seminar for Teachers from Ten Cities of the World organized by IOC-UNESCO and Prada Tamil Nadu schools soon to have Wellness and Health Ambassadors Rwanda: UN Body Targets Abuse of Street Children Ocean Seminar for Teachers from Ten Cities of the World organized by IOC-UNESCO and Prada Trace the Face: Reuniting families Nigeria: Military razes villages as Boko Haram attacks escalate Christians Abducted, Attacked in Bangladesh Refugee Camp Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on South Africa Explosive Weapons Devastating for Civilians Guantanamo’s Ugly Taint on U.S. Diplomacy Tanzania: Govt Should Change Its Tune on LGBTIQ Health and Rights Statement on Reviewing the Political Declaration to the Consultations on the Elements of a Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Statement on International Humanitarian Law to the Consultations on the Elements of a Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Statement to the Consultations on the Elements of a Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Statement on Wide Area Effects to the Consultations on the Elements of a Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on Senegal Libya: Banned Cluster Munitions Used in Tripoli World Radio Day: Sharing information beyond the seas UNESCO Reaffirms Priority Status of Gender Equality in Science Libya: Civilians face deep suffering from long conflict, as fighting forces schools and health facilities to close Transitional justice: States should include issue of missing persons and their families in the process Transitional justice processes critical to lasting peace, Security Council hears Bulgarian journalists threatened, mocked by top officials UNESCO project enables ten African female filmmakers to work with director Naomi Kawase in Japan “Hear us too!” Rights of persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe Azerbaijani reporters harassed, attacked while trying to cover electoral fraud UNESCO to begin work at Al-Tahera Church in Mosul Israel: New Database Will Aid Corporate Accountability Northern Ireland: RSF welcomes progress in the investigation into the murder of Lyra McKee BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist India: Experts from 19 countries discuss challenges to peacekeeping operations and IHL Somali journalists targeted for speaking out* Somali journalists targeted for speaking out* World Radio Day 2020 Ximena Casas How Sex Ed Can Save Lives Human Rights Watch Statement to the California Judicial Council Pretrial Reform and Operations Workgroup Cambodia: EU Partially Suspends Trade Preferences South Sudan Academic Suspended Over Opinion Piece Libya: Q&A on an International Commission of Inquiry US: ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program Harming Children Russia: Harsh Verdicts in Controversial Terrorism Cases Italy: Halt Abusive Migration Cooperation with Libya RSF denounces inflammatory comments about journalist by Brazilian deputy Vietnam: LGBT Youth Unprotected Afghanistan: Sexual Assaults Go Unpunished RSF denounces inflammatory comments about journalist by president’s son ‘We must all do more’ to protect children in armed conflict: UN chief Central African Republic: Crime forces ICRC to limit operations in Nana-Grébizi Russia: Court Convicts Journalist for Activism New Leadership of Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival Sudan Opens Door for ICC Prosecutions Concern about judicial harassment of Armenia’s media RSF and 26 other organisations call for European Commission measures against abusive lawsuits RSF calls on EU Member States to reinforce journalists’ protections against spyware Rule of Law as a key concept in the digital ecosystem during Internet Governance Forum – interview 2/2 New agreement mobilizes global science for the Ocean Decade Justice Comes to Dagestan Somalia: Facts and figures for 2019 UNESCO Message on World Radio Day “Radio and Diversity” 13 February 2020 UNESCO funds nine new projects to support culture in developing countries Reporters unable to cover West Bank protests against “deal of the century” Ethiopia: ICRC engages federal prison technical staffs in prison design Egypt: Rights Activist Detained, Allegedly Tortured Cameroon: Election Violence in Anglophone Regions Principles of international humanitarian law (distinction, proportionality) have direct bearing on cyber operations The US Deported Them, Ignoring Their Pleas. Then They Were Killed. South Asia Failing to Address Its Child Rape Problem Kidnapped by ISIS Missing Victims of ISIS Sudan: Al-Bashir handover to ICC necessary move for justice for victims Jailed Cameroonian journalist’s 70th birthday “celebrated” outside embassy in Paris Congolese journalist jailed for “insulting” provincial governor Historic visit by Director-General of UNESCO to Somalia to support human dimension of reconstruction through education and culture Norms for responsible State behavior on cyber operations should build on international law South Africa: Broken and unequal education perpetuating poverty and inequality Sailors partner with science to protect the ocean 22nd L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards recognizes five exceptional women researchers in the life sciences Philippine government tries to shut down leading broadcaster Internet Universality Indicators Assessment Launched in Sudan, first in a Country in Transition UNESCO supports media reform in transitional Sudan UNESCO and Inria forge partnerships for software heritage Syria: Address Fate of Missing Victims of ISIS Interview: Girls’ and women’s engagement in STEM education and careers in Latin America Man Killed in Homophobic Attack in Moscow Deserves Justice Philippines: Duterte Seeks to Shut Network Five Urgent Issues for Indonesia’s President to Address Radio: Stronger and more vibrant than ever Why we need a United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development African Union: Ramaphosa Should Prioritize Rights Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London UK Fashion Brand Joins Global Transparency Movement Mali: Militias, Armed Islamists Ravage Central Mali Five Urgent Issues for Indonesia’s President to Address El Salvador: Deployment of security forces in the Legislative Assembly raises alarm over the future of human rights RSF decries Ukrainian security raids on TV channel, reporters Canada – RCMP must respect the rights of journalists to cover indigenous protests Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week US Should Think Again About Reversing Landmine Policy Human Rights Watch Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Yemen Free Speech Again Under Attack in Tanzania New travel ban reflects Trump administration's discriminatory intent Northwestern University’s Precarious Role Under Qatar’s Repressive Laws Release of newsprint offers “provisional respite” to Nicaragua’s last newspapers Southern Thailand Peace Efforts Should Promote Rights Thugs Attack Lawyer, Journalist in Chechnya US Congress Investigates Policy Harming Asylum Seekers Rule of Law as a key concept in the digital ecosystem during Internet Governance Forum – interview 1/2 Prioritize Justice in Central African Republic Turkey urged to lift state advertising ban on two independent newspapers Mauritania: Prison Terms for Men Celebrating Birthday Turkey: Kurdish Mayors’ Removal Violates Voters’ Rights Analysis of the Draft Elements of a Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Cameroon: Rise in killings in Anglophone regions ahead of parliamentary elections Reversing commitment to anti-personnel mine ban endangers civilian lives Pakistani blogger in forced exile attacked, threatened outside his Rotterdam home Iran’s journalists – twofold victims of state lie about Ukrainian jet crash Director-General condemns murder of radio journalist Maxwell Nashan in Nigeria UNESCO Director-General condemns killing of radio journalist Fidel Ávila Gómez in Mexico Restoring livelihoods of pastoralists in Ethiopia's Somali Region Lesotho: Polihali Dam construction puts nearly 8,000 people at risk of displacement Nigeria: Lawyer Says Police Assaulted Her The ones left behind Tunisia: Six Orphans Brought Home from Libya Dutch Ruling a Victory for Rights of the Poor Explosive Weapons Devastating for Civilians Open Letter to Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France UK legal case a wake-up call for garment companies Human Rights Watch Letter Re: South Dakota HB 1057 and the Rights of Transgender and Intersex Children Myanmar Again Cuts Rakhine State’s Internet Deported to Danger Caught between extremes: Violence, drought, flooding, and now a locust invasion Georgian TV channel’s deputy director resigns under pressure Three Egyptian journalists held “administratively” for past two years UNESCO expresses concern after the suspicious death of several guides in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (Mexico) Ready-to-use workshops India: “History’s longest ever e-curfew” continues in Kashmir Investing in her education, building a better future Sexual violence in Nigeria – Lives abandoned in the name of survival Lebanon’s Military Courts Have No Business Trying Civilians Morocco: Crackdown on Social Media Critics US: Deported Salvadorans Abused, Killed A Wake-Up Call for Garment Companies Rainforest Destruction in Brazil's Amazon Is a Public Security Emergency Shareholders Can Help Protect US Meatpacking Workers Rainforest Destruction Is a Public Security Emergency Shareholders Can Help Protect Meatpacking Workers Venezuela: Violent Abuses in Illegal Gold Mines Countdown to justice in Turkey Countdown to justice in Turkey UNESCO and Azerbaijan strengthen strategic cooperation CAR: Killings, sexual violence and displacements continue despite peace agreement South African scholar wins inaugural prize for African research on the rules of war FROM THE FIELD: ‘A piece of me’ was taken Two leading public TV journalists suspended in Comoros UNESCO expresses concern after the suspicious death of several guides in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (Mexico) Burundi: Journalists Convicted in Flawed Trial Venezuela: Maduro seeks to evade international scrutiny by blocking entry of IACHR Bangladesh: Attacks against reporters covering Dhaka municipal elections Well-known Syrian journalist’s alleged abductor arrested in France UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay to visit India with a view to strengthen the strategic partnership focusing in particular on cooperation in heritage, education and AI RSF backs Afghan media call for access to state-held information FROM THE FIELD: ‘A piece of me’ was taken - women talk about genital mutilation Gaza: Apparently Unlawful Israeli Strikes Kill At Least 11 Civilians Peru: Unlawfully turning away Venezuelans seeking protection Pregnant girls need compassion, not cruelty Zimbabwe’s Wetlands Key for Right to Clean Water “If We Don’t Get Services, We Will Die” Vacancy notice: Consultant for the InsSciDE Project – Inventing a shared Science Diplomacy for Europe Thailand: Charges Dropped in Activist’s Murder UK: Banning of journalists from Downing Street press briefing latest worrying move by Boris Johnson’s new government Ethiopia: ICRC engages with police officers on international human rights standards on policing Iraq: Three journalists killed in January, murder attempt on fourth Unjustified firing of journalists from Poland’s state broadcaster South Africa: Mining gathering must confront human rights violations Tanzania: Obstructions to LGBT Health, Rights Brazil: Possible Evidence Tampering in Police Killings Amicus Curiae Regarding Access to Abortion in Colombia Iraq’s ISIS Trials Don’t Deliver Justice – Including for Children UNESCO’s international commission starts reflection on the futures of education – Join the global debate $1.4 billion needed this year to fund UN’s agency for Palestine refugees US: Trump Administration Abandons Landmine Ban Empowering the next generation of learners to Revive the Spirit of Mosul Iran: Swiss-US Channel for Urgent Medicine Transfers Do not confuse food charity with ‘right to food’, UN expert tells Italians, labelling food system exploitative US Middle East peace plan ‘lopsided’, says independent UN rights expert US – RSF condemns Trump administration's attacks on NPR journalists Science sets sail: New partnership between UNESCO’s IOC and IMOCA Class signed in Paris Join UNESCO’s global debate on the futures of education Visit of the Director-General of UNESCO to Saudi Arabia (30-31 January) Colombia: Uphold Women’s Rights in Abortion Case Saudi Arabian arms ship Bahri Yanbu faces growing opposition in European ports RSF urges Turkey to end judicial harassment during review by UN panel Syria: A spike in civilian casualties, mass displacement in country’s northwest Four Burundian journalists sentenced to 30 months in prison Partnerships can tackle challenges in communications regulation Italy: Revoke Abusive Anti-Asylum Decrees Iraq: Authorities Violently Remove Protesters Mexico: Justice System Proposals Violate Fundamental Rights China: Respect Rights in Coronavirus Response Further discovery of human remains believed to be missing people from 1990-1991 Gulf War Chile: IACHR visit represents a historic opportunity for the defence of human rights RSF urges Philippine parliament to renew ABS-CBN network’s franchise Vacancy notice: Associate project officer to support the contribution of UNESCO to biodiversity events in 2020 More Americans Favor Decriminalizing Sex Work Iraq: Solutions needed ‘urgently’ to quell ongoing violence, break political deadlock Another Nigerian reporter killed while covering protest, second in six months With RSF’s support, leading Turkish journalist sues Turkish diplomat Burkina Faso: Escalating violence cause for concern at the ICRC Towards a safer ocean? Puerto Rico earthquakes an urgent call for better early warning and awareness in the Ocean Decade US: Returns to Mexico Threaten Rights, Security Q&A: Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” Program Tunisia: Halt Prosecution of a Prominent Activist China: Respect Rights in Coronavirus Response Mexico: Amnesty International demands clarity and guarantees over NGO access to migrant detention centers IHL: a primer for House of Commons staff Stepped-up efforts needed to combat pneumonia; save nearly nine million children’s lives Liberia: Police responsible for two attacks on journalists must be punished The call for proposals for CILAC 2020 has been extended! French Police to Stop Using Explosive Tear Gas Grenades A Step Forward for 10,000 Rohingya Refugee Children Pakistan wants to extend censorship to online video content Welcome New Monitoring for Poland Geophysical survey reveals the most comprehensive plan of an early historic city in South Asia at Tilaurakot, Kapilavastu, Nepal Tunisia: Halt Prosecution of Prominent Activist Egypt poised to add news media to list of “terrorist entities” Absurd lawsuit against media outlets over corruption exposé in Kyrgyzstan Ethiopia: New physical rehabilitation center goes operational in Jigjiga Philippines: Standing by and for people affected by conflict New Tennessee Law Deepens Discrimination Against LGBT People Iran's Cover-up of Plane Crash Compounded Its Trouble in the Streets A New Film Brings Chechnya’s Horrific Anti-Gay Purge to the Screen It Is Time to Change the Definition of Refugee Beyond the Education Day, let's keep talking about education USA/Israel and OPT: Dismal ‘peace deal’ would exacerbate violations, enshrine impunity 2019: A deadly year for migrants crossing the Americas Ukraine: RSF warns against ineffective and counterproductive draft bill on disinformation RSF calls for US government to directly engage Syria on Austin Tice People with Albinism Form First Ever Global Alliance Iraq: UN human rights report voices concern over conduct of ISIL fighter trials UNESCO pays tribute to victims of the Holocaust Mali: Former junta leader to walk free while trial date pends Congolese community radio station torched for covering Ebola Sri Lankan police refuse protection to journalists threatened with death Invitation to bid for joint ICRC-IOM tender for Kitchen sets A AU Peace and Security Council receives brief on the humanitarian situation in Africa by ICRC President Algeria: Post Election Repression Interview: Landmark World Court Order Protects Rohingya from Genocide Iran's cover-up of plane crash compounded its trouble in the streets International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide Reject the Bill to Block Critical Healthcare for Transgender Youth CIA Contractor Details Torture of 9/11 Suspects Interview: Rwanda’s Street Children Locked up, Abused “As Long as We Live on the Streets, They Will Beat Us” Poland: Veto Law Punishing Judges for Criticism Poland: Veto Law Punishing Judges for Criticism ‘Carry our stories forward’: Holocaust survivors share powerful testimonies at UN As US Universities Close Confucius Institutes, What’s Next? Tanzania: World Bank Disregarding Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly attack against migrant centre Societies must unite against ‘global crisis of antisemitic hatred’, Guterres urges Pakistan: Pashtun Activist Arrested Gambia: Mass arrests risk fuelling tensions Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Director-General condemns murder of journalists Ahmed Abdul Samad and cameraman Safaa Ghali in Iraq Ethiopia: Putting humanitarian needs first in 2019 The Kampala Convention: Key Recommendations Ten Years On Turkey: UN Review Should Address Sharp Decline on Rights Rwanda: Abusive Detention of Street Children End discrimination against women and children affected by leprosy Combatting antisemitism requires ‘solidarity in the face of hatred’, says UN chief Saudi Arabia – How much longer will the world tolerate MBS’s bad behavior? Nepal: Recent Steps Undermine Transitional Justice Political Prisoners Cambodia Celebrating the International Day of Education in New York! Supporting Ghana to harness Science, Technology and Innovation for sustainable development Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands International Education Day: Pressing need for new approach and massive investments to meet educational challenges Jokes in Russia Are No Laughing Matter Open Letter to Brazilian Authorities on the Charges Against Journalist Glenn Greenwald ICRC Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Speaks at Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi Ukraine: People with Limited Mobility Can’t Access Pensions China: Free Rights Defenders for Lunar New Year Maldives: Protect Mangroves From Further Loss The Absurdity of Guantanamo The ICRC in World War Two: The Holocaust New season of archaeological investigations commences at Tilaurakot-Kapilavastu A Perversion of Justice in Russia Global: Urgent Action Needed to Meet Education Deadline Myanmar: Departing UN rights expert still hopeful for democratic transition Iraq: Protest death toll surges as security forces resume brutal repression Top UN court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide 75 years after Auschwitz liberation, antisemitism still threatens ‘foundations of democratic societies’ Attacks on Aid Workers in Northeastern Nigeria The ICRC in WW II: The Holocaust VACANCY: Human Resources Manager VACANCY: Receptionist and Administration Assistant Change to “fake news” law poses new threat to Qatar’s journalists Examining skills forecasting methods to curb unemployment in the Mediterranean region Somali president asked not to sign “deadly” media bill into law World Court Rules Against Myanmar on Rohingya US Congress Should End Extortionate Interest Rates Colombia/Venezuela: Armed Groups Control Lives at Border Colombia/Venezuela: Armed Groups Control Lives at Border “The Guerrillas Are the Police” Syria: Cluster Munition Attack on School Qatar: 5-Year Prison Sentence Set for ‘Fake News’ Decision to charge Greenwald is a “unjustified reprisal,” RSF says US Revokes Visa of Philippines ‘Drug War’ Police Chief Independent UN rights experts call for ‘immediate investigation’ into alleged Bezos phone hack by Saudi Arabia Decision to charge Greenwald is a “disproportionate reprisal,” RSF says Independent UN rights experts call for ‘immediate investigation’ into alleged Saudi hacking ICRC to continue teaching laws of war to Sudanese Armed Forces Guinea Support for 2009 Massacre Trial ‘Unequivocal’ Myanmar: Government Rohingya Report Falls Short Russian LGBT Activist Under House Arrest is Facing New Charges UNESCO seeks nominations for the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2020 Indonesia : US environmental reporter detained arbitrarily in Borneo Contribute to the Futures of Education initiative Fight For Girls' Abortion Rights In Florida Open letter about threats to Iranian journalists in six EU countries and US How you can contribute to the Futures of Education initiative Cambodia: Opposition Leader’s Trial Blocked to Public Human Rights Watch Comment on Proposed Asylum Eligibility Bars Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on France Portraits show ‘dignity and humanity’ of Holocaust survivors, 75 years after Auschwitz liberation Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence Russian republic’s leader says critical journalists should be “wiped out” UN human rights ruling could boost climate change asylum claims On International Day of Education, UNESCO mobilizes leading thinkers and citizens to work on the futures of education Bangladesh Lawmakers Openly Call for Extrajudicial Executions Crimea Bans for Journalists Are Choking the Truth Anti-Semitism: Learning the lessons of history From Chile to China: Human Rights Weekend 2020 Dubious Charges Against Tanzanian Activist Qatar: End of Abusive Exit Permits for Most Migrant Workers Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Guinea Afghanistan: Inside Kandahar’s busiest medical facility, and the positive impact entrenched by ICRC VENEZUELA: 365 days of humanitarian action Pakistani journalist jailed over Facebook posts Nepal Falters on Justice Pledge for Conflict Abuses Red Cross helps Sudanese refugee restore links with her separated relatives Greece : far-right activists attack German reporter during anti-migrant protest Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Lawmakers in the US Unleash Barrage of Anti-Transgender Bills Afghanistan: Authorities commit to protect human rights defenders UNESCO concerned about press freedom worldwide, despite drop in number of media casualties in 2019 Addis Ababa: ICRC president urges more respect of IHL by AU member states for effective “Silencing the guns in Africa by 2020” Peru: Many With Disability Left Off Voting Lists Britain Cannot Turn Its Back on Lone Children Now Qatar: End of Abusive Exit Permits for Migrant Workers Yemen: January to September 2019 ICRC activities Yemen: August to September 2019 ICRC activities Hong Kong: Improve Privacy Ordinance Rights Protections Cambodia: Drop Charges Against 2 Journalists ICRC Activities in Yemen Jan - Sept 2019 YEMEN August - September 2019 ICRC ACTIVITIES ICRC Activities in Yemen Jan-July 2019 Cambodia: Drop Charges Against 2 Journalists Russia: Persecution of ‘Undesirable’ Activists Don’t roll back progress on bail Bhutan on Brink of Overturning Same-Sex Conduct Ban Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Ukraine Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Zimbabwe Lebanon: Police Violence Against Protesters US – RSF calls on the Senate to reverse unprecedented restrictions on the press India Failing on Kashmiri Human Rights Libya: ‘Dire and untenable’ situation for tens of thousands of children in unrelenting conflict Celebrating the power of learning on International Day of Education Reaching a milestone to Revive the Spirit of Mosul US Citizen Dies in Egyptian Prison Libya Peace Summit: Berlin talks must prioritize accountability for war crimes Morocco: 3 Years in Abusive Solitary Detention Israeli and Palestinian millennials are ‘most pessimistic’ on prospects for peace US Government Challenges Apple on Encryption (Again) Education for dialogue and capacity building of children and youth as mediators for denormalizing violence: “MULTIMEDIANDO” Why Legal ‘Innovation’ Might be Bad News for Rights in Russia Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report Majority of millennials see catastrophic war as real possibility, and believe there should be limits Israel: Court decides to hear case against NSO behind closed doors EU Parliament Calls for Release of Burundi Journalists Traditional birth attendants in north-east Nigeria: “Without them, we would be doomed!” Two reporters arrested in Comoros, placed under judicial control Russia’s Bid to Block UN Financing for Syria Probe Defeated Youth volunteers turn communicators for #RedCross #RedCrescent Millennials think World War Three is likely in their lifetime Ban this pesticide now, Gov. Cuomo Brazil's Empty Gestures to Women One Year of Ruinous Anti-Rights Policies in Brazil Reporters Without Borders, Index on Censorship and Transparency International UK urge Azerbaijan to lift journalist’s travel ban The Year in Disability Rights UNESCO Regional Office for West Africa and StarTimes Digital TV Operator Established a Partnership Invitation to bid for joint ICRC-IOM tender for Multi-purpose 45m2 Polycotton tents Digital surveillance threats for 2020 Index on Censorship, Reporters Without Borders UK and Transparency International UK urge Azerbaijan to lift journalist’s travel ban The dream and the bullet UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office for West Africa and StarTimes Established a Partnership Auschwitz-Birkenau 75 years after: UNESCO Commemorates 75th anniversary of Nazi camp’s liberation Ethiopia-Somalia: Climate change and violence trap millions in near-constant crisis Djotodia Returns to the Central African Republic Cambodia: Repression of Opposition Increases Philippines: No Letup in ‘Drug War’ Killings Mauritania: Presidential Transition Vietnam: Crackdown on Rights Saudi Arabia: Unrelenting Repression Tunisia: Repressive Laws Cloud Rights Gains Shutting Down the Internet to Shut Up Critics Comments in Response to Eligibility for Employment Authorization Based on a Pending Asylum Application Australia: National Security Laws Chill Free Speech Myanmar: Seeking International Justice for Rohingya Malaysia: Human Rights Reforms Stall China: Backlash Against Increasing Repression US: Punitive Policies Undercut Rights Going to the Bank for Food, Not Money: The Growing Reality of Hunger in “Rich” Countries Two Years After #MeToo Erupts, A New Treaty Anchors Workplace Shifts Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Guinea Letter to Urge Florida Senate to Reject Forced Parental Consent for Abortion Florida: Reject Forced Parental Consent for Abortion Southern Africa: Weak Rights Protections Afghanistan: Civilian Toll Devastating UN moves to tackle ‘hidden abuse’ and violence against Europe’s children Bangladesh: Crackdown on Critics, Activists Brazil: Address Lawlessness in the Amazon Russia: Race to the Bottom on Rights Ukraine: Mixed Record on Rights, Cautious Hope for Reform Central Asia: Reform Pledges Yet to Materialize Turkey: Release Jailed Critics, Respect Election Results EU: Steps Toward Rights-Based Leadership Bahrain: Worsening Rights Record Egypt: Resilient Resistance to Fierce Repression Iran: Bloody Crackdown on Dissent Jordan: Stepped Up Arrests of Activists, Protesters Libya: Reckless Fighting Endangers Civilians Lebanon: Little Action on Corruption, Economic Crisis Qatar: Reform Efforts Fail to Remedy Rights Abuses UAE: Dangerous Disregard for Rule of Law Yemen: Wartime Abuses Face Global Spotlight Colombia: ‘Staggering number’ of human rights defenders killed in 2019 UNESCO pays tribute to the memory of Oman’s late Sultan Qaboos Israel: Stop NSO Group exporting spyware to human rights abusers UN Peacekeeping has a Sexual Abuse Problem Does crisis at leading daily mean end to investigative journalism in Estonia? Democratic People's Republic of Korea: ICRC activities in December 2019 Denial of Entry to Hong Kong? Our Call, Says Beijing Mali: Delays in ‘red berets’ trial prolongs suffering of victims’ families Rwanda: Free Speech Convictions Upheld Activities of the ICRC in the DPRK- December 2019 Does crisis at leading daily mean end to investigative journalism in Estonia ? Sudan closes four media outlets that supported former regime Hong Kong Bars Human Rights Watch Head Two Iraqi journalists shot dead after covering protests in Basra Reporter beaten and left for dead in northern Bangladesh High-Tech Police Weapons Do More Harm than Good Prepared Testimony to Commission on 'Unalienable' Rights Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women review of Pakistan Constitutional Court hears case against controversial snooping law ‘Gay Jesus’ Netflix Parody Sparks Censorship Battle in Brazil Vietnamese blogger released but forced into exile New El Salvador law, a victory for forced displacement victims: UN refugee agency Killings and violence targeting ethnic group in DR Congo ‘may amount to crimes against humanity’ UN Charter and IHL complement each other to reduce suffering and preserve dignity Travesty of Justice for Seven Zimbabwe Activists US: ‘Unalienable Rights’ Commission Risks Rights Protections Ukraine must be less cagey about Sheremet murder case, RSF says New Salvadorian law, a victory for forced displacement victims: UN refugee agency Somalia: Buzzing trade helps restore self-reliance Côte d’Ivoire: Authorities must uphold the right to fair trial of opposition members and their relatives Sri Lanka: Repeal Abusive Counterterrorism Law Being Homeless is Not a Crime Afro-Colombian women are risking their lives to defend their communities UNESCO and Idries Shah Foundation launch “World Tales” Short Story Competition A historic resolution to protect cultural heritage Arrest of Uganda’s Bobi Wine Spells Trouble for 2021 Election Nigeria: Rise in Cult Related killings in Rivers state Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China Russia: Escalating Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses Afro-Colombian women are risking their lives to defend their communities Bangladesh: Online Surveillance, Control Groups Urge NY Lawmakers to Stand Firm on Bail Reform The Assault on Consumer Protection Artur and Ahmed: Prison Mates in UAE Hell Sudan: ICRC helps 7,800 injured and displaced people affected by violence in West Darfur ICRC helps 7,800 injured and displaced people affected by violence in West Darfur